Every week in the NFL is important. That being said, statistically speaking, Week 2 can be huge for some teams.
If a team starts the season 0-2 their chances of making the playoffs is just above 12 percent. If they go 1-1 then those odds jump to over 40 percent.
Now take a look at some of the teams that lost in Week 1: Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Atlanta and St. Louis.
All those teams were heavy favorites to make the playoffs and possibly win their division. There’s even been talk of getting to the Super Bowl for those teams.
It’s early in the season and not even close for any of these teams to be hitting the panic button, but history shows that it’s important to get at least one victory in the first two weeks of the season.
How will those teams fare this week?
The biggest storyline, however, will be Michael Vick’s return to Atlanta. Vick leads his “Dream Team” back to where his NFL career began and, eventually, fell apart. Will Vick rise to the occasion, or will his emotions (and the Falcons pass rush) get the best of him?
Who do you think will win?
Last Week: 10-6